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Algenist Retinol Firming & Lifting Serum

What it is:A potent dual action anti-wrinkle and firming serum for visibly smoother, firmer, rejuvenated skin. What it is formulated to do:Gentle enough for daily use, Retinol Firming & Lifting Serum supports the natural cell regeneration process, along with collagen and elastin synthesis to leave skin visibly smoother, tighter skin. For the first time, Alguronic Acid is combined with Retinol in this powerful, comprehensive antiaging formulation to visibly lift and firm skin while minimizing the appearance of lines and wrinkles. What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- Sulfates - Phthalates Research results:In self-assessments of 100 women using product twice daily: - 91% saw tighter-looking skin after 10 days - 90% saw visibly toner and firmer skin after 10 days - 94% saw boosted skin radiance after 28 days - 93% saw a minimized appearance of fine lines and wrinkles after 28 days
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Questions & Answers for Algenist Retinol Firming & Lifting Serum

Question
can I use this serum I'm 27?
hello
someone told me once you can't use this type of serum before 40.
is that true?
asked 7 months ago
akuariuz
(New york nyc)
on Retinol Firming & Lifting Serum
4 answers
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answer 1
Of course - you can use this serum at any age! I gave a bottle to my daughter (22) to try, as the retinol is perfect for keeping acne at bay - and she loves it, her skin is much clearer, softer, and has far less breakouts. Retinol is good at any age.
answered 3 months, 4 weeks ago
jane5286
(Canton, OH)
answer 2
Of course you can. This is a type of product to improve or prevent skin aging. My dermatologist recommended for my allergy/rosacea (very mild) to prevent early skin aging. I love this product and helps even my combination skin and my moisturizer works even better now.
answered 7 months ago
m3gg1eB
(Louisville, KY)
answer 3
i would doubt that you need it. i think at 35 is when the skin begins to age. otherwise with the usual moisurizer you're probably fine without this.
answered 7 months ago
spike
(beverly hills, ca)
answer 4
no that isnt true
answered 7 months ago
LilyMoon1
(ny,ny)
Question
Can it be used at eyes area?
I love the result n texture of this product, can I used it at eyes area too?
asked 7 months ago
ro22
(Singapore)
on Retinol Firming & Lifting Serum
3 answers
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answer 1
yes... I do. It is less irritating than other product like philosophy (which just on my cheeks made my eyes burn). this seems to not irritate and reduced the find lines around my eyes.
answered 7 months ago
m3gg1eB
(Louisville, KY)
answer 2
I used it around my eye area without any problems. I have normal skin and it's not sensitive.
answered 7 months ago
jen1102
(St Petersburg, FL)
answer 3
Product says avoid eye contact .but, I applied as I would any lotion without any problem..didn't get it too close to eye itself.
answered 7 months ago
drln011
(Fort Myers FL)
Question
Daytime or Nightime?
Is this product meant to use n the morning after washing the face, or at night? In which situation would it work best?
asked 8 months ago
kimber5228
(Garland, TX)
on Retinol Firming & Lifting Serum
3 answers
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answer 1
This serum can be used morning or night, but when used during the day it is highly advised to use an SPF due to the actives in the serum.
answered 8 months ago
styleitso
(San Francisco)
answer 2
I have used this product both day and night, and my husband has used it just at night. I did not have any problems using this under my makeup at all.
answered 8 months ago
Anonymous
(Baltimore, MD)
answer 3
We recommend using retinol products at night. Also make sure to SPF protection during the day, as retinol increases sensitivity to the sun.
answered 8 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
It says daily use, do you use it twice a day or just once.
asked 7 months ago
divchk
(Marietta, GA)
on Retinol Firming & Lifting Serum
3 answers
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answer 1
Just once, in the AM. Can add moisturizer over if needed.
answered 7 months ago
ReneeJG
(Philadelphia, PA)
answer 2
I only used it at night, under my regular night cream after cleansing. I noticed significant results with just the once-daily use.
answered 7 months ago
kkpaso
(Kelowna, BC)
answer 3
Once a day, either morning or night. I use mine at night.
answered 7 months ago
sassysal
Question
how long does the bottle last?
I want to try this product, but can't quite get past the price. Does anyone have an idea how long the full size, 1 oz bottle lasts if used as instructed every day?
asked 7 months ago
Julie86
(Washington, DC)
on Retinol Firming & Lifting Serum
3 answers
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answer 1
The 10 day sample, which was enough to use both morning and night, was a little less than 1/3 of the bottle, so that works out to about 35 days in the bottle, I think. I did the math because I think it's expensive!
answered 7 months ago
zensan
(San Diego)
answer 2
It goes a long way. A small dime size dab in the palm of the hand and then applied evenly to the face. Actually you could just apply to areas you have issues with, but I use on the entire face and throat with the small amount mentioned.
answered 7 months ago
sassysal
(Tampa, Fl.)
answer 3
I've had mine since May and it hasn't run out yet. I put on at least one pump everyday, sometimes I'll apply it again if I've washed my face and am redoing my makeup. I feel like it will need to be replaced soon, as it has lasted a very long time.
answered 7 months ago
LauraLou13
(Boston, MA)
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So after I put on this algenist anti-wrinkle serum, I have to wash it off my face with cleansing product?
just to be clear , how long do I have to wait before I wash off this product with cleansing soap?
asked 8 months ago
Anactaciaa
(brooklyn)
on Retinol Firming & Lifting Serum
3 answers
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answer 1
Personally, I apply it right before bed, then when I take my daily shower I cleanse my face and wash it off at that time.
answered 8 months ago
celogrl
(Spotsylvania, VA)
answer 2
Not sure where you read that you were supposed to wash this off, but the algenist retinol lifting serum is meant to be left on the skin. It absorbs quickly and if you have dry skin (which I do) you can add a moisturizer on top.
answered 8 months ago
lisadani
(Montgomery, IN)
answer 3
Oh no! Do not wash your face after applying this product. Use it in the morning and at night AFTER washing your face. Apply a moisturizer on top of it and use a SPF moisturizer during the day as your skin will be sensitive to the sun after using this product. It is a great product and I hope you like it.
answered 8 months ago
HollyADru
(Salt Lake City, UT)
Question
I am thinking about trying this product and using it at night. What would be reccomended to use during the day besides the SPF to maximize the effects
asked 9 months ago
rosecat
(Omaha,NE)
on Retinol Firming & Lifting Serum
3 answers
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answer 1
I use this morning and night, and I have VERY sensitive skin. In the evening I apply it, then use Sephora moisturizer-no sticky feeling and no stains on your good pillowcases. I use it in the morning and follow with the Algenist SPF 50 sunblock-no problems and my skin looks great!
answered 6 months ago
sexysenior
(Lowell, MA.)
answer 2
This product is gentle enough to use 2x's a day (morning and night). I use it 2x's a day and have been very happy with the results. For the daytime I would only purchase a moisturizer with sunscreen to apply after the Algenist RF&L. I hope you like this product as much as I do.
answered 8 months ago
HollyADru
(Salt Lake City, UT)
answer 3
You can also pair the product with the Algenist Firming & Lifting Cream for better results.
answered 9 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
Anybody compare it to Kate Sommerville's RetAsphere?
I got a deluxe sample of RetAsphere and was in love; and RetAsphere is 5 dollars cheaper :) I have mixed reviews on Algenist products. I liked the pore lotion, but not the other antiaging serums. Hoping more reviews will come with more details.
asked 9 months ago
fafa34
(San Antonio, TX)
on Retinol Firming & Lifting Serum
2 answers
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answer 1
Bar-none, the Algenist retinol is the one that you want.

I JUST finished my RetASphere and am a big fan of many of Kate's products. I like her retinol formula quite a bit, but Algenist, frankly, blows it out of the water. (*Literally, after the second day of the 10-Day Challenge, I was won-over.) I write reviews and Q&As when I am truly passionate about a new product, regardless of the brand...this is something special. Hope you try it and love it as much as I have.
answered 7 months ago
SmartAboutSkin
(Brooklyn, NY)
answer 2
I have tried both and I have to say I saw more results and recieved more compliments while using kate somerville. I purchased PTR retinol PM and I am not liking it at all I did give this a try and saw no difference at all but I did with the kate retashere product so i think I will be exchanging it tomorrow. I can honestly say that I recieved many compliments on my skin while on kate and not while using algenist or PTR and with PRT I feel like its doing more damage than good.
answered 8 months ago
kathykat
(NJ)
Question
Do you use this once a day? at night?
Morning and evening or just once a day?
asked 8 months ago
dmli
(Santa Monica. Ca.)
on Retinol Firming & Lifting Serum
2 answers
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answer 1
I have sensitive skin and so I just use it at night with a moisturizer on top.
answered 8 months ago
sportsmom93
(Golden, CO)
answer 2
I only use it once daily, before bed, and it is perfectly effective.
answered 8 months ago
celogrl
(Spotsylvania, VA)
Question
Safe during pregnancy?
I had to stop using my retin a cream during pregnancy so wondering if this product is safe?
asked 8 months ago
chrismesco
(Philadelphia, PA)
on Retinol Firming & Lifting Serum
2 answers
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answer 1
If you are pregnant (or nursing), we ask that you please consult with your physician before considering new products. If you need more information regarding ingredients or use, please call us at 1-877-SEPHORA to speak with a Beauty Advisor. Thanks!
answered 8 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 2
NO- It has Rentinol
answered 8 months ago
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